This is for all those who THINK I don’t know football.
Yes, I played in high school and tried out in college, so I do know a little about football. Okay okay, so it was my freshman year but I was a starting linebacker.
The Chiefs need Dexter McCluster badly. He is their one and only scary weapon, outside of Jammal Charles. Our return game has been awful – yes, I know Javier Arenas had two nice returns called back, but he left us at the 10 to end the game. That was one of two plays that hurt the most. As I said last week, we have almost no short running game.
WE DO NOT HAVE THE BEST RUNNING GAME IN THE NFL.
We can’t get even one yard in the Red Zone when it counts. Charles and Thomas Jones get stuffed at the line every time. Use Jackie Battle in those spots because he is bigger and stronger. How many times is THE FRANCHISE, Matt Cassel, throwing for that one-yard touchdown on third and goal or fourth and goal?
I rest my case.
Yes, the Chiefs should have won. We still don’t know how to seal the close games. At least not on the road. The Chiefs can beat anyone or lose to anyone. All their games have been very close except for the San Fran game.
We were finally given a gift on the last fumble at the Raider 30. That guy was down and the ball was slapped out. Cassel had a decent game. Remember, he has NO RECEIVERS. Chris Chambers has quit, stinks. DBowe continues to drop half the throws and there is no other receiver. Oh yeah, tight end Tony Moekaki. Lately he’s been slowed down. The other team must look at tapes huh? Without Dexter causing issues, we’re kinda slow on offense save Charles. DBowe has proven he is a dunce by dropping the game winner again.
The FRANCHISE showed you what he can do when a receiver gets open. The throw to DBowe in the end zone to score should’ve been the game winner, with perfect with Brett Favre speed and on target. THE FRANCHISE has to loft most throws because his receiversget no separation, so he hopes they can out jump the defender for the ball. Usually they can’t. The rookie did it for a touchdown early. The first half we should’ve had at least 10 more points but instead, lived at the Raider 20.
Todd Haley did a decent job. At least he had challenges left at the end of the game, unlike the Raider coach who nearly cost his team the game because he wasted his.
The Chiefs are only good enough to disappoint you in the end. Yes, they are better. Yes, the league has no dominant team (maybe the Giants). Prediction? It will be tough. We blew the easy road that a win against Oakland would have given us. It may come down to Oakland at KC, final game of the year. Maybe it should, we deserve that shot.
All that said, I love watching these guys each week. Maybe 1969 and 1985 will happen again in our lifetimes. Maybe. We can always dream.